Herb and Lemon Goat Cheese Spread

Herb and Lemon Goat Cheese Spread

Delicious with toasted bread, as presented here, or with celery sticks, red bell pepper strips or Belgian endive leaves.

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces (about 3/4 cup) soft fresh goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 tsp. olive oil
  • 16 French-bread baguette slices, toasted

Directions

  1. Place goat cheese in small bowl. Mix thyme, lemon peel and garlic in another small bowl; season with ground black pepper.
  2. Mix half of thyme mixture into goat cheese. Add olive oil to remaining half of thyme mixture.
  3. Form cheese into 2 1/2-inch round; flatten slightly. Place in center of plate. Spoon oil-thyme mixture over top of cheese. Surround cheese with baguette slices and serve.